The Center for Social and Demographic Analysis (CSDA) was established in 1981 with the objective of providing a strong research infrastructure for scholarship in population-based social sciences at the University at Albany. We support interdisciplinary population dynamics and population health research, with a special focus on the analysis of spatial inequalities (in particular, urban and regional development and its impact on residents) and the concerns of vulnerable populations (as defined by race and ethnicity, age, social class, and nativity). The CSDA provides researchers with access to first-rate computing facilities, statistical consulting, assistance with grant preparation and administration, and other related services. Additionally, through our hosting of a regular colloquium series, research methods workshops, and other events open to the entire University community, the CSDA serves as an intellectual hub that connects our local population researchers to one another, as well as to the broader network of national and international population researchers.

 

 

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Call for Papers: Panel Study of Income Dynamics Annual User Conference 2018
Deadline for submissions: 4 June 2018
Conference dates: 13–14 September 2018
Click here for more detail.

Update: 2010 Plus Mapping Project now has American Community Survey  2012-2015, 5 year county/CBSA level data.  Click here to see them on maps and and download data

Check our Research Impact Tracking page to see the most discussed and most cited research papers produced by our Associates

University Libraries are offering a number of skill building workshops. See the iLearn Workshop Page for more details.

New CSDA Statistical Consulting Service: click here for more information

For regular updates, follow the CSDA on Twitter and Facebook!

CSDA Associate Roxana Moslehi named as the top 15 most successful Iranian women. Read more at Real Iran

CSDA Associate Catherine T. Lawson talked about the challenges inherent in creating weather models where sensors are not stationary, as would be the case on moving vessels. Read more at Workboat

CSDA Associate Beth Feingold and Akiko Hosler have received $433,154 from the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research (FFAR), with additional funds being provided by local non-profits and state agencies, to address the association between food waste, food insecurity and increased cardio-metabolic risk factors such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Read more at UAlbany News Center

CSDA Associate Gerald Marschke found that gender gaps are smaller among blacks and Hispanics than among non-Hispanic whites. Read more at Inside Higher Ed

CSDA Associate Yuchi Young talked about how to provide services for a growing elderly population especially with dementia. Read more at UAlbany News

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